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About HeloPitts

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  • Birthday 05/28/1982

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  1. I moved to Pittsburgh about three months ago, and it is a pretty nice town. I was suprised.
  2. I wouldn't believe everything you read.
  3. If it takes you more than two atempts to land somewhere, land somewhere else. Your first time flying a different piston helicopter do two good hover autos with good throttle chops. Get the power in early Know where the wind is coming from Always ask questions A good flight is when you have to wake up the people in the back after you've landed Sometimes judgment is the better part of valor Never say "watch this"
  4. I hate to say this but if you do this you are taking a job away from a qualified pilot. Some day you might be one and you will get upset if someone comes in and tries to take your job by paying to work for a company. This is more prevelant in the fixed wing world where some airline pilots only make 15,000 a year. If I were you I wouldn't do it.
  5. My bad early Dauphins had wheels like that http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...5US215%26sa%3DN
  6. Don't use a chemical stripper, just sand and scuff the old paint real well and then paint. I used a lacquer base coat and an imron clear and it hasn't chipped yet.
  7. Congratulations man its a day you will never forget.
  8. I had to do it yesterday. I did'nt know the pilot, but I land at that airport frequently. It is a hard thing to do, but when you think about it most of the stories that we fly on someone is either hurt or dead. It just hits close to home because we are involved in aviaton. http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=...&id=6176901
  9. Actually you would be suprised on how much damage a red tail hawk will do. I hit one last summer in a Jetranger about two foot in from the tip of the blade it caused a dent 3.5 inches long and about .25 inches deep. I can't really speak for a robbie, but a bird of that side will go straight through the windshield and can hit you in the face(it happened to a friend of mine).
  10. Hi Kelly, Im 6'3" and don't have anytime in r22s, but here is what works for me. Don't fixate on anything in the cockpit, and instead of looking at one point on the windscreen look at the tip path plane of the rotor disk in relation to the horizon. Once you learn how to do that you won't have a problem. It just takes time, and remember attitude is airspeed take this into consideration when flying straight and level go to a 60 kts and see how high the tip path plane is off of the horizon, then go to normal cruise speed and then enter an auto, if you go back to that same attitude you will decelerate to 60 and it wrks great and you wont be fixating on the airspeed indicator.
  11. Speaking of that does anyone ride Motorcycles in Raleigh NC? If so and want to ride PM me or post up.
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